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Amazon deforestation rate plunges 41 percent

Amazon deforestation rate plunges 41 percent Amazon deforestation rate plunges 41 percent mongabay.com October 26, 2006 Today the Brazilian government announced a sharp drop in Amazon deforestation. Forest loss for…

Privatize the Amazon rainforest says UK minister

Privatize the Amazon rainforest says UK minister Privatize the Amazon rainforest says UK minister mongabay.com October 1, 2006 [update] At a summit this week in Mexico, David Miliband, Britain's Environment…

Orangutan population plunges 43% in Indonesia

Orangutan population plunges 43% in Indonesia Orangutan population plunges 43% in Indonesia mongabay.com August 14, 2006 The Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) said that Indonesia's population of orangutans fell nearly…

46 arrested for illegal Amazon logging

46 arrested for illegal Amazon logging 46 arrested for illegal Amazon logging mongabay.com August 11, 2006 The Associated Press reports that 46 people, including 16 agents of the federal environmental…

Logging resumes in Liberia

Logging resumes in Liberia Logging resumes in Liberia mongabay.com July 17, 2006 As former US president Bill Clinton arrives in Liberia to meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, it's time…

Saving Orangutans in Borneo

Saving Orangutans in Borneo Orangutan in Borneo, photo by Rhett Butler Saving Orangutans in Borneo Rhett Butler, mongabay.com May 24, 2006 The air is warm and heavy with the morning…